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Babingtonite with Prehnite and Quartz
stock #20.1-213
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan, China
7.8 x 6.1 x 3.9 CM (cabinet)
price: $450
Spring 2020

a cluster of sharp Babingtonite crystals perched nicely on a matrix of Prehnite and clear Quartz crystals. The Babingtonite has good mid range natural luster, in our experience the very bright luster on some pieces is often a result of an oiling or plastic coating, which is for us a form of fakery. This is clearly a fully natural specimen ex Shields Flynn collection. For almost a century the wolds best Babingtonites were from a small quarry in Western Massachusetts. Very few were ever found of this size and quality. Even today a specimen from Massachusets this fine would be sold quickly for thousands. The Chinese discovery has allowed many more people to own a choice piece for reasonable cost..
Babingtonite on Prehnite
stock #8.1-233
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan, China
5.1 x 4.2 x 3.1 CM (small cabinet/large miniature)
price: $600
Spring 2019

Well perched sharp and lustrous Babingtonite crystals on contrasting green Prehnite. The finds of these incredible Babingtonites in Meigu redefined this specie and are considered by far the worlds best. The clear form and bright black luster gives this specimen a strong presence. Esthetic and in fine condition there are a few clear Quartz crystals scattered about adding a nice sparkle as well. Damage free and esthetic.
Babingtonite on Prehnite
stock #8.1-234
Hongquizhen Quarry, Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Pref.
Sichuan, China
6.5 x 5.2 CM (cabinet)
price: $130
Spring 2013

The Meigu area produced the best Babingtonites in the world. Enough have been found to make affordable pieces available now. The top pieces still sell for huge sums even in China. This is a nice specimen, though not a top piece, offered at an affordable price. If from a US locality USA just 10 years ago it would have sold for 1500-2000$ quickly! These finds give every collector a chance to have a good example. This has crystals to 2 CM with good luster on green Prehnite. More pretty in person.
3 specimens listed
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